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American Politics and US Government Research: US Political Races Research
This guide is for students researching US politics or looking for US Government resources
America’s News features national, regional and local news content that delivers multiple perspectives from more than 3,650 U.S. news sources including the Winston-Salem Journal. Covers a range of popular topics including business, health, politics, careers, entrepreneurship and much more.
Contains the complete text of more than 250,000 articles, editorials, and reviews published in approximately 150 ethnic and minority newspapers, magazines, and journals published in the U.S. Coverage: 1995-
Full text for many major U.S. and international newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, the London Times, and others. Also includes some television and radio news transcripts. Coverage: 1985-
Contains 18 newspapers with coverage beginning in the late 2000s through present with a three-month embargo. Titles include Barron's, LA Times, Newsday, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and more.
Users can search current U.S. news content, as well as archives that stretch back into the 1980s. Provides key national and regional news sources from the U.S. and includes full text from The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune.
The Voting & Elections Collection from CQ Press contains in-depth data about U.S. Presidential, Congressional, and Gubernatorial campaigns and elections, historical and modern. Data export tools allow for customized data downloads for statistical analysis. Also includes information about voter demographics and political parties. Coverage: 1789-2012
One of the world's leading archives of social science data, specializing in data from surveys of public opinion. Covers opinions on social issues, politics, pop culture, international affairs, and more. Most of the data are from the United States, but over 50 nations are represented. Coverage: 1935-present
Keeping Up With Your Races
The following sites will help you keep up with the races you are following. In addition to these, you should also be checking the main newspaper for the capitol of the state your race is in.
Sabato’s Crystal Ball is a comprehensive, nonpartisan political analysis and handicapping newsletter run by the University of Virginia Center for Politics. It keep tabs on presidential elections, along with every race for the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, and state governor. Besides forecasting the winners, the Crystal Ball provides analysis of trends in American politics and elections.
Since 2022 is the first election after redistricting, many of our data sources will not have accurate district boundaries. You are looking for boundaries for the 118th Congress. This may make doing research on districts a bit trickier. Meet with Roz Tedford or Morgan Ritchie-Baum for help on doing data research on new districts!
You can search for a particular district to get district information. It also has in-depth biographies of House and Senate members. Includes their committees, their areas of interest, their full staffs, and race information.
With Data Planet, you can scan and search the contents of billions of datasets, compare and contrast variables of interest, and create customized views in tables, maps, rankings, and charts. Views also include descriptive summaries of the datasets and data sources. Coverage: Details not available